cover of the Daily News on Wednesday features Sidney Crosby as "The
Cowardly Penguin." It has a PhotoShop image of Crosby as the lion from
the Wizard of Oz that has garnered very mixed responses. Some people
absolutely hate it while others think it's good for a chuckle. You can
debate the merits of a newspaper having some fun or not all you'd like,
but we'd thought we'd take a closer look at the PhotoShop job itself.
Hate the Crosby as the cowardly lion 'shop job? Think you can
do better? Send us a better PhotoShop and we'll throw the best into a
slideshow for all to enjoy. Feel free to use a newspaper cover format or
even just an altered photo by itself. Whatever you're in the mood for.
We threw this 'shop of Rinaldo as the Flying Monkey together in literally about 4
minutes last night. Can't see the lines, can ya Russ?
Not a bad way to kill some time today instead of chewing your hands off in anticipation of game 4... Send your best work to the700level (at) gmail.com
What is there to say about the Philadelphia Phillies?
In doing my usual postgame perusal of the Internet after their 7-2 loss on Wednesday night, I visited Phillies.com to see what kind of "highlights" they could have possibly posted from another crushing defeat at the hands of the Colorado Rockies.
Thankfully, the first thing that caught my eye was a video titled, "Phanatic tries to comfort crying baby."
It was not Larry Andersen in the Phanatic's arms. Nor me.
And that's the Phillies season in a nutshell.
"You gotta question the parenting skills here," John Kruk said on the telecast. And he's right! What kind of parent would raise their kid to be a Philly sports fan?!?
The Phillies now have the worst record in all of baseball. They're 4-20 in their last 24 games. It's their worst start to a season since 1960.
Even the Phanatic doesn't have enough popcorn to mask all the pain.
If you want to read about the upbeat approach Pete Mackanin is taking, go give this a gander.
"In a long season, these things sometimes happen," Mackanin told reporters. "I remember Atlanta, the first half last year, was terrible. They had a real good second half. I believe we just need to get something going. We're going to put something together. I believe that."
That makes one of us.
The future of Villanova basketball just got brighter.
Brandon Slater, a 6-foot-6 wing and highly touted 2018 recruit, told Scout.com on Wednesday night that he has verbally committed to the Wildcats.
He later made the announcement on Twitter.
Among the 2018 recruiting class, Slater, a product of Paul VI Catholic High School in Fairfax, Virginia, is ranked in the top 30 by Scout.com and top 50 by ESPN.com. He's slated as a four-star talent by both media outlets.
Per ESPN, Slater had offers from Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Syracuse, USC and Virginia Tech. He is Villanova's first commitment for 2018.
"Going up there it just feels like a second home," Slater said, via Evan Daniels of Scout.com. "It gives me a good vibe. It's nothing like all the other schools. I just feel like a Villanova guy. It feels like PVI. It's already home."
Slater and Villanova head coach Jay Wright expressed their excitement on Twitter.